The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Gorgeous Hussy1936

The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)





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The daughter of the owner of a Washington D.C. inn becomes the center of scandal in this historical drama, set during the presidency of Andrew Jackson. The trouble ensues when the woman befriends President Jackson and his wife, enraging high society types, who set out to destroy her reputation.


Joan Crawford
as Peggy Eaton
Robert Taylor
as 'Bow' Timberlake
Lionel Barrymore
as Andrew Jackson
Franchot Tone
as John Eaton
James Stewart
as 'Rowdy' Dow
Melvyn Douglas
as John Randolph
Alison Skipworth
as Mrs. Beall
Louis Calhern
as Sunderland
Edith Atwater
as Lady Vaughn
Sidney Toler
as Daniel Webster
Gene Lockhart
as Maj. O'Neal
Phoebe Foster
as Emily Donaldson
Clara Blandick
as Louisa Abbott
Frank Conroy
as John C. Calhoun
Nydia Westman
as Maybelle
Louise Beavers
as Aunt Sukey
Charles Trowbridge
as Martin Van Buren
Willard Robertson
as Secretary Ingham
Greta Meyer
as Mrs. Oxenrider
William Orlamond
as Herr Oxenrider
Tom Herbert
as Slave Dealer
Lee Phelps
as Bartender
Rubye de Remer
as Mrs. Bellamy
Betty Blythe
as Mrs. Wainwright
Bert Roach
as Major-Domo
Elsa Janssen
as Dutch Minister's Wife
Oscar Apfel
as Tompkins
Lew Harvey
as Agitator
Syd Saylor
as Agitator
Wade Boteler
as Agitator
Zeffie Tilbury
as Mrs. Daniel Beall
Harry Holman
as Auctioneer
Morgan Wallace
as Slave Buyer
Ward Bond
as Officer
Samuel S. Hinds
as Commander
Harry Strang
as Navigator
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Critic Reviews for The Gorgeous Hussy

All Critics (2)

Some good historical scenes, but the picture wanders considerably.

August 7, 2019 | Full Review…

This MGM fictionalized historical drama tries but doesn't always succeed to be a good star vehicle for Joan Crawford (as Peggy Eaton) as well as a biopic of President Andrew Jackson.

January 19, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Gorgeous Hussy


The basic story isn't the problem and could make an interesting film but this ain't it! Joan is completely wrong in a period piece far to contemporary in action and deed, she takes the rest of the cast down with her.

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